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Corporate Secretary Think Tank – Canada
Exclusively for GRC professionals

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Norton Rose Fulbright, Toronto, Canada

About the think tank

The think tank is an invitation-only event exclusively for GRC professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.

What makes our format so unique?
Our think tanks are far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All table discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed*. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions. *While the panel discussions may be quoted in editorial coverage of the event, all table discussions are confidential.

How do our roundtable discussions work?

 Listen as seasoned GRC professionals discuss in detail their successful practices
 Learn key take-aways that you can implement immediately in your own practice
 Network with the best of the best in GRC


Key Speakers

Who attended

Each think tank participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within his or her company. Attendees included:

Company Job Title Company Job Title
Source Energy Services Advisor, IR & Corporate Governance Norton Rose Fulbright Global Chair; Canadian Chair
Capital Power Corporation AGC & Corporate Secretary Corby Spirit and Wine Law Clerk
Teranga Gold Assistant Corporate Secretary FinanceIt Legal & Compliance Coordinator
The Co-operators AVP Governance & Corporate Secretary Greater Toronto Airports Authority Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Kingsdale CEO New Gold General Counsel, EVP, CS
Competent Boards CEO & Founder Payments Canada Manager, Committee Oversight
Kingsdale CFO LAWPRO Manager, CS & Services
Aurora Cannabis CLO & Corporate Secretary Diligent Principal, Sr. Gov. Solutions Advisor
Kingsdale COO Linamar Corporation Senior Counsel
Cervus Equipment Corporate Counsel RBC Senior Counsel & Asst Secretary
Aviva Canada Corporate Secretary Scotiabank Senior Legal Counsel
Golden Star Resources Corporate Secretary First Capital Realty SVP, General Counsel & CS
Ontario Pension Board Corporate Secretary Sherritt International SVP, General Counsel & CS
RBC Counsel & Assistant Secretary EC capital SVP, General Counsel & CS
Bunge Limited Deputy General Counsel & Secretary Laurentian Bank SVP, Legal Affairs & CS
Mandalay resources Director, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary Osisko Mining VP & Corporate Secretary
George Weston Director, Corporate Secretariat Sun Life VP, AGC & Corporate Secretary
Cameco Corporation Director, Legal Services, Governance & Assistant CS Shopify VP, Assistant General Counsel
Kingsdale EVP, Communication Strategy Kingsdale VP, Governance Advisory
Kingsdale EVP, Governance Advisory Clearwater Seafoods VP, Legal & Corporate Secretary
Canadian Pacific Railway General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary Brookfield Asset Management VP, Legal & Regulatory
Ascendant Resources General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Northview Apartment REIT VP, Legal & Corporate Secretary
CT REIT General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Kirkland Lake Gold VP, Legal & Corporate Secretary
Pason Systems General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Capstone Mining VP, Legal, Risk & Governance and CS
Tourmaline Oil General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Kingsdale VP, Operations
Street Capital Bank of Canada General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Air Canada VP, Secretary
Corby Spirit and Wine General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & VP LAWPRO VP, Underwriting & CS

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